Cross country skiing was the first form of snow sport. It developed in Lapland for efficient travel over the snow covered landscape. Cross country skiing became an official Olympic sport at the 1924 Winter Games in Chamonix, France.
The SSWSC XC program offers a full spectrum of training programs, starting at age 4 and continuing up to age 20. Our goal is to expose youth to the freedom of cross country skiing, enhance skill development, provide creative physical training, and afford racing opportunities. The SSWSC cross country program has grown and developed into one of the top training centers in the United States.
At the high school age, the SSWSC XC program offers full-time year-round training for the most committed cross country athletes. There are a variety of avenues for competitive cross country skiers to continue beyond high school. Many SSWSC XC athletes have progressed to NCAA collegiate ski teams. Additionally, there are schools with cross country skiing under the USCSA umbrella.
Cross country skiing is one of the best ways to learn to ski, providing a foundation of balance, strength and fitness for any winter sport.